A Simple Breathing Exercise You Can
Use to "Tune in" to Unseen Energies
Martin Gray is an explorer, anthropologist, photographer and the author of
the book Places of Peace and Power, Teachings from a Pilgrim's Journey.
Over a twenty year period, he visited over 1000
sacred sites in more than 80 countries around the world. On top of
13,323-foot Mount Hesperus in Colorado, Martin received a vision of a simple
meditation and breathing technique that not only helps the practitioner connect
with the spirit of the Earth, it also directs healing energy back into our
Martin says that this technique can be practiced anywhere, and any time, but
it is best both for you and the Earth if you do it outside, sitting directly on
Close your eyes and control your breathing, so each breath is long, slow and
soft, with each inhalation and exhalation of equal length. The technique
consists of a series of three in-and-out breaths:
- The first time you inhale, visualize that you are taking in celestial
energy -- the spirit of Heaven -- in through the crown chakra at the top of
your head, and into your heart chakra. When you exhale, visualize that you
have added energy from your own heart, and you are sending it down through
your root chakra, at the base of your spine, and down into the Earth.
- With your second breath, visualize that you are taking in terrestrial
energies -- the spirit of the Earth -- up through your root chakra and into
your heart. When you exhale, visualize that you have added energy from your
heart, and you are sending the energies up through your crown chakra, and
into the Heavens.
- With your third breath, visualize that you are simultaneously taking in
both celestial energy and terrestrial energy into your heart. When you
exhale, visualize that you are sending out all three energies -- celestial,
terrestrial, and your own -- radiating it out from your heart in every
direction, and giving it out to everything and everyone around you.
Repeat this series of three breaths for a minimum of ten times every time you
do it. Martin Gray says, "The more you practice this technique, the deeper
you will experience a connection with the living Earth."
You can learn more about Martin Gray at his website: http://www.sacredsites.com.